Associate General Counsel, Government and Regulatory Affairs

US - DC - Washington Ref #10389 27-Sep-2021

Job description

One team. Global challenges. Infinite opportunities. At Viasat, we’re on a mission to deliver connections with the capacity to change the world. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments, and militaries around the globe communicate. We’re looking for people who think big, act confidently, and create an inclusive environment that drives positive impact to join our team.

Viasat, Inc. seeks an attorney for its government and regulatory affairs group, to be based in Washington, D.C.

Job Responsibilities

  • Advocate before government agencies such as the FCC and NTIA, as well as Congress and various state PUCs.
  • Work with internal partners to run Viasat’s license portfolio and prepare and prosecute applications for new spectrum access and operating authority.
  • Craft advocacy materials to effectively communicate Viasat’s positions to regulators and other partners around the world.
  • Monitor for significant developments in the legal and regulatory environment and help to formulate responsive company positions and strategies.
  • Draft comments and written materials for ongoing legislative and regulatory proceedings.
  • Conduct legal research and prepare related analyses for consumption by internal and external partners.
  • Support litigation and other contested proceedings as required.
  • Work closely with outside counsel and consultants to ensure that external advocacy is consistent with company positions and messaging strategy.


  • 5-10 years of experience in the field of government and regulatory affairs; preference for at least 3 years of experience specifically with FCC matters.
  • Ability to think strategically and advocate clearly and concisely, both in writing and when speaking.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy, together with the ability to run simultaneous projects under pressure.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills; ability to ask clear, concise questions and elicit requisite answers from business partners and government and regulatory affairs colleagues as well as outside counsel.
  • Ability to take initiative and adapt to changing priorities in a fast-paced corporate environment.
  • Ability to operate effectively as part of a team and to consistently meet deadlines.
  • Juris Doctorate degree or equivalent.
  • Ability to travel up to 25%.

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Additional Requirements and information

Minimum education:


Years of experience:

5-8 years


Up to 25%





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